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U.S. Judge Rules That Motorola Must Provide Google’s Android Developer Data to Apple – If That Makes Any Sense

Oh yeah, you are reading that title correctly even if it makes almost no sense. A U.S. judge ruled that Motorola must hand over Android development data to Apple along with details of the pending acquisition of them by Google. Apple’s attorneys claim that the acquisition is “highly relevant” to their claims and defenses. The Android development info is obviously equally if not more important since the majority of these patents all have to do with the software side of things.

As expected, Motorola opposed the request saying that “Google’s employees and documents are not within the ‘possession, custody, or control’ of Motorola, and Motorola cannot force Google to produce documents or witnesses over Google’s objections.” Which is exactly why this move by a U.S. judge makes absolutely no sense. Two trials are set starting in June, with 6 Apple patents and 3 Motorola patents as the subjects.

Via:  Bloomberg

Cheers Tim!

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